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Entries from June 2008


June 24th, 2008 40 Comments

Well, I guess I’m no longer a DCGlutie. I just moved into an apartment in Evanston, IL and yesterday started classes at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. I’m settling in nicely, and I’m very excited for the opportunity I have here. And excited for the gluten-free pizza down the [...]

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Quick Comfort Casserole Redux – King Ranch Chicken

June 23rd, 2008 23 Comments

When you live in Texas for two years, you get to know a dish by the name of King Ranch Casserole. Like its cousin BBQ, it makes an appearance at every bridal shower and every birthday party whether food is served at 11 a.m. or 9 p.m. (At midnight, they serve breakfast!) In short, it’s [...]

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TGI(G)F: FDA Inches Closer to Gluten-Free Labeling

June 20th, 2008 29 Comments

What’s the point of being a DC Glutie if you don’t get a dish some policy dirt once in a while?
When we last left off, the FDA was in the process of consideration and subsequent enactment of a gluten-free labeling rule but there were no new updates available. This just in: the FDA is moving [...]

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How Soon Till Our Pantries Boast All the Right Labels?

June 10th, 2008 27 Comments

On Sunday, June 8, the Washington Post ran an article “Food Allergies Trigger Multibillion-Dollar Specialty Market” by Annys Shin discussing the new and widespread marketing aims of food corporations to cater to consumers with food sensitivities. The article states that according to research firm Mintel, by 2010, the gluten-free food and drink industry is expected [...]

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Think Bars Hit the Spot

June 4th, 2008 27 Comments

For years, Brandi has said it best: DC girls are “gals on the go” and need big purses to carry all their gear. For a long time, before I adopted a gluten-free lifestyle, when I needed a meal in my purse, I grabbed an Odwalla bar or a ZonePerfect bar. Now, I find or fear [...]

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